Standard Visas for Travelling to Europe
We have already mentioned the strict limits on the ETIAS visa which travellers
into Europe must follow closely to avoid getting in trouble with immigration
The ETIAS visa has no authority outside of the Schengen area, which not all of
Europe is a part of. Nations like Russia and the UK have immigration policies
totally independent of the EU, and Macanese must arrange the necessary
documentation with these nations separately if they mean to visit them.
The ETIAS visa waiver process will see scores of successful applications, but
sadly, also many rejections. The 5% of Macanese who have their application
outright rejected, and who are unable to make successful appeals, will have to
look at alternative means to travel to the Schengen area legally. Although
they are unlikely to be successful if the EU has defined them as a threat,
obtaining a standard visa from their destination nation will be their best
chance of obtaining the legal right to travel to the EU.